Montreal Impact president/CEO Kevin Gilmore was outlining the team’s options amid the COVID-19 crisis when a bell rang in the adjacent room.

The chime meant a member of the Impact sales team had just sold season tickets for the current Major League Soccer campaign.

“I didn’t expect that today,” admitted Gilmore at Friday morning’s press conference.

It’s not exactly clear if those tickets will be for the current MLS schedule, as it exists today. If all goes according to plan, league play will resume April 11 following a minimum 30-day suspension because of the global spread of COVID-19. But that

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NASCAR and IndyCar reversed course Friday and pulled the plug on racing this weekend, with IndyCar also suspending its season through the end of April due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

NASCAR called off Sunday’s race at Atlanta Motor Speedway and next weekend’s events at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Both events were already scheduled to be run without spectators.

IndyCar was scheduled to open its season Sunday on the streets of downtown St. Petersburg without fans. Formula One also cancelled its season opening race in Australia, leaving the first full weekend of global motorsports without a major event.

Mark Miles, president

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — Augusta National on Friday postponed the Masters, another massive hit to the spring sports calendar from the new coronaivirus that already is responsible for the loss of March Madness and the delay of opening day baseball.

So much for that annual rite of spring and the first week in April devoted to the brilliance of dogwoods and azaleas, Amen Corner and Tiger Woods chasing another green jacket.

“Unfortunately, the ever-increasing risks associated with the widespread coronavirus have led us to a decision that undoubtedly will be disappointing to many, although I am confident is appropriate

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The Players Championship went from having no fans to having no players.

In a surprise announcement Thursday night, the PGA Tour cancelled the rest of The Players Championship and decided to shut down its other tournaments for the next three weeks.

Only 10 hours earlier, as the opening round was underway and fans continued to stream into the TPC Sawgrass, Commissioner Jay Monahan announced no fans would be allowed at tour events for the next month because of the fears over the new coronavirus outbreak.

It was a bold decision in light of other leagues

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The decision to cancel the Australian Grand Prix was backed by Mercedes star Lewis Hamilton.

Lewis Hamilton backed the decision to cancel the Australian Grand Prix amid coronavirus fears.

Formula One announced on Friday it had cancelled the opening race of the season, which was due to be held in Melbourne on Sunday.

McLaren had already pulled out of the race after a member of their crew tested positive for coronavirus.

Mercedes star and six-time world champion Hamilton, who questioned the race going ahead during a news conference on Thursday, said it was the right call.

“Sadly, this is the

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Hideki Matsuyama grabbed the lead at The Players Championship after tying a course record.

Hideki Matsuyama tied a course record to take a two-stroke lead as the opening round of The Players Championship was suspended due to darkness on Thursday.

Matsuyama fired a nine-under 63 to tie the course record at TPC at Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

The Japanese star mixed an eagle with eight birdies and a bogey during a brilliant opening at the PGA Tour event.

Starting on the back nine, Matsuyama made four straight birdies before dropping a shot at 16, only for another four

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Former NBA great and TNT analyst Charles Barkley says he is in self-quarantine and awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test after falling ill on a trip to New York City earlier this week.

The 57-year-old said he was not feeling well when he got back to Atlanta and was told by doctors to quarantine himself for 48 hours. He took a test for the coronavirus Thursday afternoon, but has not received the results yet.

“I haven’t been feeling great and they didn’t want me to take any chances,” Barkley told Ernie Johnson Jr. via the phone on a special … Read More

Amidst rumours of a possible suspension, the Europa League continued on Thursday – albeit with 2 games cancelled and only one match played with fans in the stadium. FOX Sports Asia rounds-up the key talking points from the competitions latest set of fixtures.

Five-star Manchester United now the favourites to win Europa League?

Manchester United came into their Europa League game expecting a tricky away fixture against LASK who is a not-so-well-known opponent. However, they were able to run riot against the Austrian Bundesliga leaders – as Odion Ighalo continued his United fairy-tale with a fantastic goal, while Daniel James,

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